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–Damon Bailey. Indiana Guard, 1990-1994  “He brought a level of excitement to a style of play that was mirrored in our state. Everyone was trying to emulate ‘The right way to play the game. The Bob Knight way.’ If you have not done it the way Bob Knight did it, you’re not doing it right. […]

Get To Know: Colton Herta Colton Herta zips around the Indy bricks on the race track. He’s zipped into Victory Circle 7 times in his young IndyCar career, most recently after the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis last May.. Colton Herta drums for the Zibs. The 23 year old native of Valencia, California plays in […]

Get T0 Know: Ed Carpenter It’s fitting that, as a younger man, Ed Carpenter was a fixer-upper who flipped houses as a hobby. He got pretty good with tools, bought houses in his hometown of Indianapolis, put in some sweat equity to give ‘em a face lift, then put them on the market. 3 years […]

Get To Know: Graham Rahal It was fun in “Cool Runnings”. A ‘down on their luck’ underdog team that ran a bobsled despite errors of naivety. A heart warming story in the end, and maybe one of the reasons it’s one of Graham Rahal’s favorite movies. I’ll be damned, though, if it was fun when […]

Get To Know: Conor Daly He must have felt he’d finally made it onto “Nitro Circus.” That’s what Conor Daly seeks. High flying, adrenaline inducing challenges. A self confessed adrenaline junkie. Just not then. Not amidst his dream Indy 500, one of those amazing days where, just 16 laps prior, Conor Daly ran out front […]

Get To Know: Kyle Kirkwood From the day he stepped into a kart as a youngster, Kyle Kirkwood has won titles at nearly every level. AM Engines Formula Tag Juniors? ✅ SKUSA SuperNationals VVII? ✅ S5 Juniors? ✅ F4 United States season ✅ F3 Americas season? ✅ US F2000 National Championship? ✅ IndyPro 2000? ✅ […]

Get To Know: Tony Kanaan It’s a good thing Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500  under caution , because he drove that final lap looking through tears. I asked him how much he was thinking about his Dad,. “A lot”, he told me. “Cried that entire last lap.” Antoine “Tony” Kanaan was born in Salvador, […]

Get To Know: Alexander Rossi Alexander Rossi knew he was running out of time. He’d have pulled back his sleeve to check his Tag Heuer if he could have- he is a brand ambassador for the watch maker after all- but instead he pulled up on the wheel. Pulled himself as far up as his […]

Get To Know: Simon Pagenaud Perhaps it’s fitting that “S7Ven” and “Grand Prix” are Simon Pagenaud’s favorite films. After all, it was in his 7th “Indianapolis 500” the Frenchman set a record in the World’s most famous race. Seven starts. Seven times running at the end of the race. Clean as a whistle through 1400 […]

Get T Know: Scott McLaughlin Perhaps it’s the dairy connection, but Scott McLaughlin claims it was a friend who got him rooting for the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, of course. so McLaughlin’s affinity for it should have come naturally. His mother grew up on a New Zealand dairy farm. McLaughlin’s roots may be […]